How To Trim Your Split Ends?

Noticing split ends? Now, we know you’re attached to your hair, and it can be hard on your length goals, but trust us, you are doing the right thing by trimming those ends.

Okay then, grab a comb, sharpen your scissors, and straighten up your back, we have some split ends that need trimming.

Slide & Slice

Hold out your index finger, your middle finger, and your ring finger. These three are going to be your partners for this method, so get to know them a bit. Also, for this method of split hair cutting, you’ll firstly need to straighten your hair. After that, get your wide-tooth comb and trimming scissors out; we have to get this done.

Take the wide-tooth comb and run it through your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles in them.

  1. As usual, take a 1-inch section of your hair.
  2. Now get down to the roots and weave your index finger under this section of your hair. Put your middle finger above it and your ring finger below it.
  3. If you’ve done it right, you’ll see some split ends sprouting out above the middle finger.
  4. Take your scissors and start cutting the split end hair.
  5. Now slowly slide it down and cut all the split ends that you see in your path.
  6. Rinse and repeat this process on the other sections, and you’ll be good.

Split hair trimming

Straight from the desk of professional hairdressers, this method of split hair trimming is traditionally called "the hair twisting method", but we just wanted to add our own twist to it. All you need are some hair trimming scissors, and you’re good to go.

  1. Before you cut the split-end hair, make sure that your hair is dry.
  2. Take 1-inch of our hair and start tightly twisting it up in clockwise direction.
  3. Now hold up the end of this twisted section.
  4. Make sure you’re holding them tightly, or else you’ll miss the split ends poking out of this section.
  5. When you see them, start snipping your scissors from the top and take them all the way down. Show no mercy while trimming these split ends.
  6. Once you’re done, detangle the section and twist it again, only this time do it in an anti-clockwise manner.
  7. You know the drill by now, so just trim those split ends and repeat this process on the other sections of your hair.


This is the easiest method in this club; no twisting, no sliding, just cut to the end and get it done. To cut your split ends using this method, you need to first dampen your hair, so seek the help of your nearest spray bottles. Keep your wide-toothed comb and scissors ready for this one.

  1. Use the comb to straighten up your hair a bit.
  2. Separate a 1-inch section of your hair from the rest.
  3. Take your index finger and middle finger to the roots, and place this segment right between them.
  4. Slide it all the way down till there’s a one-inch gap between the end of this section and your fingers.
  5. Hold this segment in front of you to clearly see the split ends.
  6. Use your scissors and trim them out.
  7. Rinse and repeat for the rest.

With this, we hope we’ve saved you the trouble of googling "How to cut split ends" in the future. But hold on a minute. Before you go on to make this a fun weekend activity, you have to know that split ends are just the symptoms of damaged hair. So, you instead need to focus on repairing your damaged hair .

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